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The Matrimonial Momentum 

Penny struggles with Leonard's confession that he kissed another woman as they prepare to get married in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Sheldon doesn't know what to do after Amy pushes pause on their relationship.



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Penny (as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting)


Amy has broken up with Sheldon because she can no longer tolerate his insensitivity to her needs, while Leonard and Penny have moved in the other direction, Penny who can overlook Leonard's admission to making out with another woman in a drunken stupor enough so that they are still proceeding with their Las Vegas elopement. But while Sheldon turns to Leonard for advice and Penny talks to Amy about the break-up, the resulting discussions could affect both the break-up and the wedding. With Leonard and Penny out of town, Amy and Sheldon also turn to others for advice and support - Amy who has been invited to watch a special on-line streamed video with Howard and Bernadette - while Sheldon and Amy have differing perspectives of the phrase "need a little time". Meanwhile, Stuart has the want to do something a little inappropriate. Written by Huggo

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21 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Leonard has been infatuated with Penny ever since the first few minutes of the original pilot. See more »


From the moment that Penny and Leonard return from Vegas, Penny's hair is pulled back. It is obvious that it is a lot longer than during the previous scene, which should be on the same day. The hairstyle choice seems to be chosen to hide the fact that this scene was filmed on a later date. See more »


Sheldon Cooper: We make everyone feel awkward. That's our thing.
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »


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[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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Absolutely Dire
22 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wonder if the writers actually remember why they were hired almost a decade ago. I wonder why the cast have so little integrity that they are willing to take the money to produce such tripe. I wonder why the studio are still giving them money. I wonder why they don't just grab this opportunity to turf Amy out of the show and go back to the original premise. I wonder how long I am going to be made to sit through this series before we finally give up hoping that they might turn it back to what they did in the first three series. I wonder how many more lines I have to write in order to get this review approved since I have already put more effort into writing this than the script team on this episode.

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